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Windows 7 installation hangs at "Setup is starting..." screen

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#1 dcapp


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

I am helping out a friend by re-installing Windows 7 on his laptop. Unfortunately the laptop had been infected beyond repair by a virus/malware and would not boot past bios.

When installing Windows 7 x32, I make it to the "Setup is starting..." screen and it does not continue. It is not the disk as I have used the same one to install it on my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4gb of ram and 500gb HDD space.

Please help!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:59 AM

Appears to me that said disk you are using...may not be compatible with a different system. Not every disk provided by an OEM...is intended to be used in place of a Genuine MS disk for install/repair purposes.



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